June 22, 2021

Energy Information Agency (EIA) Releases New U.S. Energy Atlas with Updated Maps and Enhanced Navigation

From the EIA:

Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released the U.S. Energy Atlas, a new interface for web map applications and a comprehensive open data catalogue. The U.S. Energy Atlas shows detailed energy infrastructure in redesigned maps with enhanced navigation and data accessibility features. With the U.S. Energy Atlas, users can now combine EIA’s data with information from other sources to customize their own geospatial analysis.

The U.S. Energy Atlas features 84 map layers, 60 of which are based on EIA surveys. EIA data published in the U.S. Energy Atlas include locations of power plants, coal mines, oil and natural gas wells, pipelines, storage facilities, natural gas processing plants, refineries, and other types of energy facilities.

The U.S. Energy Atlas also includes information from non-EIA sources, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Like EIA’s former mapping platform, the U.S. Energy Atlas also uses Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data: public domain information used to support community preparedness, resiliency, and research.

The U.S. Energy Atlas incorporates many new features, most notably access to new web map applications such as new energy infrastructure maps, disruptions maps, and an open data catalogue. Users can download entire datasets or filtered subsets in a variety of data formats, including shapefile, KML file, geodatabase file, and spreadsheet. Previously, EIA provided these datasets only in shapefile format.

Direct to U.S. Energy Atlas

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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